The article chronicles the touching personal accounts of Eritrean refugees being kidnapped and taken for ransom in Egypt’s Sinai desert. As disheartening as this piece may be to even the most apathetic observers, Eritreans are growing increasingly aware of the fact that similar articles highlighting the trafficking of Eritreans are becoming a regular occurrence. Continue reading Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea→
The Goal Post Keeps Moving: Monitoring Group’s Charges against Eritrea shift from “destabilizing Somalia” to “destabilizing Ethiopia”
By Ghidewon Abay Asmerom,
By now, it has become abundantly clear that the two sanctions against Eritrea, 1907(2009) and 2023(2011), had nothing to do with stabilizing Somalia or reconstituting it as a viable state. It also had nothing to do with the “staged” Djibouti-Eritrea “border dispute“; it was rather an elaborate scheme to divert attention away from the string-puppet regime in Ethiopia and its lawless adventures in the region, including the invasions and occupation of Eritrea and Somali territories. Continue reading Eritrea: Charges Shift from “Destabilizing Somalia” to “Destabilizing Ethiopia”→
“Post has no basis for believing that the Government of Eritrea (GSE) either ordered or orchestrated the kidnapping — nor do we have any reason to believe that the GSE could have taken any further actions to resolve the situation more expeditiously than it did. “
Prime minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, told the U.S. administration that toppling the government led by Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir would be the ideal scenario for Washington, according to leaked diplomatic cable.
The January 30, 2009 note released by Wikileaks, detailed discussions that took place between Zenawi and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Phil Carter with the presence of the Director of Sudan Programs Group (SPG) at the US State Department Tim Shortley.
Meles Zenawi’s skills in terrorist price gouging, has inflated the value of Al-Shabab, from a small-time unpopular misfits, who are not even capable of controlling Mogadishu, to an international terrorist organization capable of harming US security. He has nickle and dimed Washington for billions in aid, and has been given a free hand to destabilize the entire region.
The real irony is his illegal invasion of Somalia in 2006 caused the birth and growth of Al-Shabab. What ended up happening for Zenawi is a cash-cow of sorts, where he exaggerates Al-Shabab’s threats and capacity, in order to get a steady-stream of greenbacks rolling in. Over the years, Zenawi has made a complete mockery of the situation and is applying terrorism charges on his domestic fronts,charging many journalists, and opposition members, whom he approved of himself, with ridiculous trumped-up terrorism charges.
As Eritreans, with no access to the inner workings of governments, most of us suspected it all along, what looked obvious to many who have witnessed the lopsided relationship Eritrea has had with various US administrations for the last 50 years!.
Thanks to Wikileaks recent release of some avalanche of US State Department cables, however, the world is mystified about the shoddy and undiplomatic language about anyone and everyone except those inept personnel at the State Department! Continue reading Eritrea and US – It takes two to Tango!→